Overcoming obstacles within the office

The Incapacity Unit just lately introduced an informative webinar titled: Overcoming Boundaries within the Office.

The presenters have been the Unit’s Dr Amanda Ismail (Head of Division) and Lillian Fortuin and the primary purpose was to boost consciousness concerning the matter.

The Unit strives to empower and assist college students with disabilities to achieve their full potential in an inclusive tutorial surroundings.

“It is a webinar inside the ultimate 12 months expertise programme, which goals to arrange college students for all times after CPUT. As well as, it is usually executed to offer incapacity consciousness and sensitisation,” mentioned Ismail.

The webinar highlighted a number of the obstacles, together with bodily obstacles similar to not having ramps or lifts, in addition to a number of the frequent attitudinal obstacles folks with disabilities face within the office, together with specializing in an individual’s incapacity fairly than their talents.

It additionally mentioned a number of the obstacles folks with disabilities face when in search of employment similar to inaccessible work premises and work instruments and lack of structured assist for younger folks with disabilities when making the transition from college to work.

Tips for folks with disabilities to beat these obstacles have been supplied in addition to suggestions for employers on learn how to overcome these obstacles.

These embody equipping managers with instruments and sources to assist particular person wants and making affordable lodging and accessibility a precedence.